Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Dinosaurs

Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Dinosaurs

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

Young dinosaur geeks will love this rhyming introduction to dinosaurs accompanied by bright and bold illustrations and a timeline so you can track the era when your favourite dinosaur roamed our planet.

We recommend this picture book to readers aged 5- 7 years.

Caryl Hart Author

Caryl Hart writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog and sitting in cafes and libraries. She runs creative literacy workshops for schools and libraries. She has written Whiffy Wilson, How to Catch a Dragon, Welcome to Alien School, How to Catch a Dinosaur, Supermarket Zoo, The Princess and the Peas, The Princess and the Presents, Catch That Rat, and Big Box Little Box.

Beth Woollvin is an award-winning illustrator. Our kids’ panel also reviewed another fairy-tale picture book Bethan wrote and illustrated called  I Can Catch A Monster.

Check out our other reviews of other picture books in this STEM series by Caryl and Beth (published by Bloomsbury) called Meet the Weather  Meet the Oceans

Book Review

I like that the correct terminology is used for dinosaurs, vegetation and the different ages

Mum says: Ilaria really enjoyed this book and I feel learnt a lot from it too. The premise is a nice way to introduce dinosaurs to children, the people go through a historical safari. I like that the correct terminology is used for dinosaurs, vegetation and the different ages. There is a timeline at the back of the book which Ilaria really liked studying and discussing with me.

Ilaria particularly liked the page about the allosaurus and asked for it to be read multiple times each time we read the book! The illustrations bring the dinosaurs and their world to life as well.

The only small negative I felt was that some of the rhyming was a bit weak, for example rhyming ‘oh yeah’ with ‘if you dare’ and ‘tee hee’ with ‘can be’. Other than that, a lovely book which we have already returned to a few times.

I would say it is probably better suited for slightly older children (Ilaria is 3). I would recommend it for 5-7 year olds.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ilaria
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Animals, looking after her bunny rabbits and yoghurt
  • Dislikes: Bedtime and having to stop playtime
  • Favourite Book: Bunny and Bee's Noisy Night by Sam Williams
  • Favourite TV programme: Waffle the Wonder Dog
  • Favourite Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star